Thursday, February 26, 2009

Our New Blog

The LUPEC Denver blog has moved!
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Crush Party Time

OMG! Are you so excited? I know that we totally are! Only a few more days until you get to let all of those crushworthy people in your life know how you really feel....

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Our newest members

Although Krista and Heather joined us a little while ago, they finally selected their drink names! Hooray! So in honor of them, here are the receipes for their drink names:

Tom Collins (a.k.a. Heather)
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz sugar syrup
  • club soda
  • maraschino cherry for garnish
  • lemon slice or orange slice for garnish

Pour gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a collins glass with ice cubes. Stir well. Top with club soda and garnish with the cherry and lemon/orange slice.

*A lot of bars will make the Tom Collins using sour mix and soda water.

Harvey Wallbanger (a.k.a. Krista)


  • 3/4 oz vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1/4 oz Galliano
  • orange slice for garnish
  • maraschino cherry for garnish

Pou vodka and orange juice in a collins glass filled with ice. Add the Galliano. Garnish with the orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Receipes from yesterday

Hey kids!
Just wanted to thank Modern Drunkard for having us at the Drunkard National Convention. Special thanks to Rich and Sid Pink. We had a blast and hope you did too!
By request, we wanted to share the recipes from the presentation.


  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon, brandy or Cognac
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake lightly. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. LUPEC Member Vivienne VaVoom (aka The Vamp) recommends sugaring the rim with a citrus-flavored sugar and garnishing with a lemon twist.
*A little history to go with this drink: The Sidecar was created in Paris during WWI as a pre-dinner cocktail.

  • 2 oz Watermelon Pucker
  • 1 oz Pomegranate Vodka
  • 3oz Guava nectar
  • Splash of Fresca or Sprite
  • Lime
Pour Watermelon Pucker, Pomegranate Vodka and Guava nectar into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Add splash of Fresca and a lime wedge.
*"Pink" isn't exactly a classic/endangered cocktail, but it is delicious.

Scarlett O'Hara
  • 2 oz Southern Comfort
  • 6 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 wedge of lime
Pour 2 oz Southern Comfort over ice in a highball glass. Fill with cranberry juice. Squeeze one wedge of lime into drink. Stir and serve.
*SoCo has been produced since 1874 and is made from a blend of whiskey, peach, apricot, orange, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon flavors. The Scarlett O'Hara was one of the earliest Southern Comfort-based cocktails to be marketed.

Brandy Alexander
  • 1 1/2 oz brandy
  • 1 oz dark creme de cacao
  • 1 oz half & half
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with nutmeg.
*The Brandy Alexander was know as John Lennon's favorite drink.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sunday Booze and Pop Rocks....

A few of us spent Sunday evening creating drink recipes for an upcoming charity roller skating party.

We found that rimming your glass with pop rocks makes for a very interesting drinking experience and putting pop rocks on a lime provides a fun kick after a shot.

The best part of the whole night was the knowledge that if we ran out of booze, we could pick some up because Denver finally allows alcohol sales on Sundays (as of July 1st)! This is the first time that liquor stores can sell alcohol on Sundays since the Prohibition.

Thank you Denver....thank you for making it easier for us LUPEC gals in Denver to do what we do best 7 days a week!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

And they're off!

The 134th Kentucky Derby is celebrated this Saturday. Now, I've never really been into horse racing, but I am certainly into Mint Juleps (and giant fancy hats).
The Mint Julep became Churchill Down's signature drink in 1938, but originated in the eighteenth century.

How To Make A Mint Julep

  • leaves from 4-5 mint sprigs
  • 2 sugar cubes or 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 1/2 oz bourbon
  • mint sprig for garnish


  1. Place the mint and simple syrup or sugar into a julep cup, collins glass or double old-fashioned glass.
  2. Muddle well to dissolve the sugar and to release the oil and aroma of the mint.
  3. Add the bourbon.
  4. Fill with crushed ice and stir well until the glass becomes frosty.
  5. Garnish with the mint sprig.

Fix yourself a mint julep and countdown the days to LUPEC Denver's Fourth Annual Breakfast for Boobs on May 11th!